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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 4, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta AWARDED CUSTODY Yoko Ono tennon (0 was awarded temporary custody of her daughter Kyoko, 8, today by Judge Peter Solito in the Harris County Court of Domestic Rela- tions. Yoko and her husband Bealle John len- non (I) left Ihe court without Kyoko who is pre- lumably with her father Anthony D. Cox. The whereabouts of Cox and Kyoko are unknown. (AP Wirepholo) The letftbridge Herald HIGH FORECAST SUNDAY 30 "Srrufng Atbcrta. and Southeastern B.C." Price IS Cents VOL. LXV No. 71 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 1972 FIVE SECTIONS 72 PAGES New proposals to solve problems in U.S.-Cliiiia talks worry Soviet Union Dy BKV MIJllAIIKA London Observer Service MOSCOW Tho joint communique issued after President Nixon's visit to Peking has intensified So- viet suspicions of Air. Nixon us well as of the Chi- nese. Seemingly innocuous, the communique is held hero to be Die first blast on Ihe trumpet of a Sino-Amrri- can alliance directed against Ihe Soviet Union and the first step towards efforts (or a joint Peking-Washing- ton hegemony in areas adjacent to China. Moscow appears to be convinced dial Hie real re- sult of the long talks between Premier Cliou En-lai and President Nixon has been secret agree- ments on a variety' of topics, ami that the communique is worthless in providing any guidance about these accords except on one point. Its reference to eventual withdrawal of American forces from Taiwan is con- sidered here to be a sign that Mr. Nixon had most probably given an undertaking to withdraw these troops by a certain time and yet did not want the time limit to be specified in public lest it hurt him eledorally at home. Overall, Uie communique, therefore, is useful as sn election weapon for Nixon. More than that, it has little significance in providing any clues to the real objec- tives of American or Chinese foreign policy. U.S. concessions It is conceded here that, on the whole, whatever concessions have been made they have been made hy the Americans rather than the Chinese. At the same time the Ciiinese have virtually accepted diplomatic re- lations with the United States without, getting an im- mediate break in Taiwan-Washington ties. But conspicuously absent from the communique are the repeated assertions made by President Nixon of the common objectives of Peking and Washington. The Russians believe that tins oversight is deliberate in the sense that the two sides do not want to broad- cast their future intentions and links fully. Neverthe- less, a careful study of the communique reveals that even where Ihe position of the two sides appears to be different, in reality it is identical. The passage v.'luch attracts most Russian attention declares: "Neither (side) should seek hegemony in Ihe Asia- Pacific region and each is opposed to efforts hy any other country or group of countries to establish such hegemony." Ttiis is translated as meaning that both sides will jointly obstruct any other Power in that area, even if there emerges an internal grouping to look after the interests of the region. This confirms the long-held be- lief of the Russians that behind the alliance are hvo motives: a desire to come to terms about Asia, since both sides arc unable to establish or maintain their hegemony in tlie area, and a policy ol challenging Moscow in every possible way. Give example As an example of this essential unity of views be- tween Peking and Washington, the passages on South Asia are cited. In appearance, the Chinese position seems to be more tilted towards Pakistan. In reality, the American phraseology, though milder, reaches the same conclusion tlwt India must unconditionally withdraw to the cease-fire line in the west as it existed before the December war. Neither side even mentions the existence of a na- tion called Bangladesh. This insistence on Indian with- drawal, since (he Pakistanis hold only a small area of Indian territory, ignores India's frequently rejicat- ed contention that the cease-fire line needs to he re- drawn on a realistic bash lo eliminate the sources of conflict on Uie border. For the Russians, the communique Is most illu- minating for its omissions rather than for what it says. Far from allaying the anxieties and suspicions of Moscow, it has increased them. The Russians feel the last week's events in Peking may help Mr. Nixon to get re-elected, but this can hardly justify Hie claim that his visit hsr, changed Uio course of world history. Dy KEVIN DOYLE LONDON (CP) A major new political blueprint for solv- ing the problems of Northern Ireland may be nearing comple- tion in government circles here, observers believe. The Times says tliere are in- dications the new proposals could be announced as early as next week. Some observers interpreted a speech Friday by Ulster Prime Minister Brian Faulkner as an effort to prepare public opinion for an imminent decision on fu- ture policies to be pursued. In relatively-guarded 1 a n- guage, Faulkner implied re- forms would likely give Ulster's Roman Catholic minority more say in governing Northern Ire- land. Faulkner told Uie Protestant- based Ulster Unionist Council, however, that any attempt to force his people out of the United Kindom would he firmly resisted, Such an attempt is un- likely. His speech has centred atten- tion on London where many had expected Prime Minister Ed- ward Heath to announce new proposals some time ago. Heath appears to be worried over the likely reaction of ProlestanU lo giving Catholics more represen- tation. 8IAY EASE POLICY There also are indications that Heath is considering some relaxation of the policy of in- ternment without trial for sus- pected terrorists in Northern Ireland. Labor Leader Harold Wilson, in a major speech Friday night, again urged the adoption of. measures to eliminate gradually the Internment policy by slowly releasing all those who have not been formally charged. Wilson also recommended that Heath offer to hold all- party talks on Uie Ulster crisis in return for an assurance, pre- sumably trorr: the clandestine Irish Republican Army, that violence would cease for one month while discussions were under way. Most observers beli'.-ve that any new proposals will retain the Northern Ireland Parlia- ment although some adjust- Tories popularity with public dips Four killed BELFAST (AP) Four per- sons were killed and many in- jured in an explosion which shattered a busy restaurant in this Northern Irish capital today, British army spokesmen announced. The four deaths brought Ihe toll of Northern Ireland dead to in 31 months of strife. LONDON (AP) Prime Min- ister Edward Heath's Conserva- tive government is plummeting in public popularity, an opinion poll suggested today. A Louis Harris poll in The Daily Express reported Labor had "surged to a !4-pcrcentagc- point lead, from six in .lanuary. "The swing to Labor and the sharp slump in the govern- ment's popularity clearly reflect the public's attitude to the miners' strike and the power it said. Britain's first country-wide coal miners' stoppage since the general strike of 192G starved power stations of fuel and brought massive electricity cuts throughout the country. Tlie latest party figures, Har- ris said, were: Conservatives 39 per cent, Labor 53 per cent, crals and others eight per cent. In January', they were 43, 43 and eight respectively. On these statistics, Labor would sweep to a landslide vic- tory if a general election was held now. But in normal cir- cumstances, the next one is not due for three years. mcnts liknly will lie made, in- cluding perhaps Ilio creation of form of community govern- ment. In Dublin. Irish Premier ,tarl berta. Dr. llorner said the hog plant company has been asked by the government to sit down with the Alterta Hog Producers Marketing Board to work out production details. ous injury. They were hurled, out of the hoiue. There were no Canadians listed among tie dead or survi- vors. Tlie pilot co-pilot of the Mohawk Airlines turboprop, a two-engine Fairchild F-27, were among those who died. Tho third member of the crew, stew- ardess Sandy Segir, was one of 33 persons admitted to hospi- tals. Mrs. Rosen and her sons also were admitted. Also killed was Peler Surgenl, to see Queen Trudeau marriage I year-old OTTAWA (CP) Prime Min- ister Tnideau and his wife Mar- garet celebrated the first anni- versary of their marriage Fri- day with the same quiet that marked the wedding itself a year ago ui N'orLh Vancouver. Mr. Trudeau was in the Com- mons as usual Friday but the anniversary wasn't referred to. Presumably Mrs. Tinloau was home "washing the the prime minister has put it lightly at times in the !ast year Also at prime min- ister's official residence at 24 Sussex two-month- old Justin Tnxleau, who was born on Christmas Hay. 'Hie Tnuleaus didn't attend HIP national press hall Friday night. ASKS SITE Harry Strom (SC leader of the opposition, asked if tlie plant is to be built at Taber. Dr. Homer said "It's not my place to decide that." The minister said a number locations had been mentioned, including Bow Island, Medicine Hat and Lethbridge. Mr. Notley then asked what marketing regulations the gov- ernment has for this kind of operation. Dr. Homer dur- ing (tie coming weeks he will he introducing in the legisla- ture a ntunber of programs re- lating to agricultural market- ing. J D.. Henderson (SC-Wetaski- Leduc) asked what finan- cial hacking the company has. The agricultural minister said he didn't knowr what the rate structure' of North Ameri- can Integrated Food Proces- sors, but he believed it was fi- nanced by money from bolh in- side and out of Alberta. By ALLAN REDITT SINGAPORE (Reuler) Queen Elizabeth is halfway through a swing round South- east Asia and Uie Indian Ocean proving that a queen can pull in as big a crowd as a pop singer or a film star. The Queen's crowd-drawing power has astounded the inde- pendent governments of her for- mer colonies. Time and again they have found their arrange- ments inadequate to deal the mass appeal she has evoked. Busiuc5SC5 find their office girls taking sick leave, Chinese servants have urgent domestic problems and government em- ployees ask for their remaining leave. The Queen, at 45 the world's most-travelled monarch, takes Flee homes TIJZIA. Yugoslavia (AP) About persons fled their homes Friday night when hvo medium-strength earthquakes shook Ihe industrial zone of cen- tral Yugoslavia, reports said today. Several persons Mere injured as people rushed from their homes but no deaths were re- ported. it in her stride whether a tropi- cal storm lashes the welcoming reception or a fierce sun has guardsmen fainting and officinls perspirirg. If the state car is late she makes small conversa- tion to put harassed dignitaries at ease. Despite the time spent in planning the meticulous details of a royal tour, things do go awry. During Iht! first leg of her 46- day tour, in Thailand, the yel- low royal limousine broke on Ihe'outskirts of Bangkok just past midnight, with fhe Queen and Prince Philip in full evening dress. Unperturbed end watched by a crowd of about 50 Thai sho- powners, they stood in regal splendor in Ihe road lo hitch a lift from Die next vehicle psss- It happened lo be that of Princess Anne. Car problems struck again during the tour of Singapore, when the Queen was lent a Rolls-Royce by millionaire Chinese film magnate Runme Shaw. Tlie economy-minded government of Prime Minister Kuan Yew decided it had no official car sufficiently opu- lent for the royal visitors. who lived with his wife In an apartment on tt.a second floor of the Rosen home. The raised- ranch house sat along a tree- lined street in a middle-class Eeigbborhood. Tlie site is about two miles from central Albany and near Washington Avenue, a major thorouglifare, a stale ottica building and three hospitals. PUSHES IIOL'SE The impact pushed the houso 15 to 20 feet off its foundation. The first floor was shattered and the second collapsed on tho fuselage. Tlie cockpit came to rest in the backyaitf and the tail jutted from the front door. The plane had shut off one of Its engines as it was making the instilment approach through a light mow and overcast, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration at the airport said, Tho National Transportation Safety Board sent an 11-marj iu- vesligating team. Most of the passengers wero businessmen returning from New York City. A Mohawk spokesman said Flight 405 from La Guardia Airport to Albany County Airport was sold out, as usual for a Friday night. you Hum ail torch LONDON (AP) A man stripped, poured gasoline over himself and set himself on fire early today. Flames leaped the height of the third-floor window of a bar he was sitting outside before customers dashed out and doused him with water. Police Mid Ihey had no idea wfto UM man nas, Seen and heard About town rpHRIFTY Eve Shannon lak- ing her own drink to a cabaret Cliarlrne and Cheryl Barta trying to com- municate with each other in sign language John Ko- hal woMieriiig how daylight saving time will affect Uie mornings "which arc too long alrccdy" Urorgc Alkin- wn hack home with f. nifty Nnvari? ten- Garage. destroyed iu. fire RAYMOND (Staff) An un- determined amount of damage resulted from an early mom- ing fire which destroyed the Haymond Ford Garage. There were no injuries. Doug Kamifomo, president of fhe. company, and one of the four brother owner-operators since 1952 said the fire was first reported to his brother John by a phone call from a Raymond resident shortly after 4 a.m. today. ''My brother reported Ihe fire to the Raymond firefighters and I went down to the ga- rage, but by the time I got there the building was so filled with smoke that f couldn't get said Doug Kamitomo. A Raymond firefighter said the building was a lops hy the time Ihe dfpcrtn-.rat arrived, nnd "we in fight to con- lain Ihe fire only (o the garage. "It appears the fire started in the building unnoticed, and built up until everything ignited at once." Tlie liaymorid Garage build- Ing was fiO old and was reported In he ijartlally cover- ed by insin-iace. ;